April 4th, 2015 saw me heading up the road with my wonderful mother to my second-ever con experience, BABSCon. I attended last year by myself, and I figured with a companion it would be even better. She was also doing a research paper on the fandom, and was hoping to get insight firsthand.
This is a talk I presented at church today; I hope you like it!
You've all heard and sung the song “I am a Child of God”. I don't really remember the first time I sang this song, but I know it must have been in Primary. I remember thinking, “wait, if I'm a child of God, doesn't that make me a God too?” I spent a lot of time reading Greek mythology when I was young, which is where that thought came from.
I actually had a point. Our Father in Heaven is a God of ultimate power, a divine being. His Son Jesus Christ is likewise divine. As children of God, we have the potential to become like Him someday.
I'm a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California Arcadia Mission.